Monthly Archives: September 2009

Energy Policy and the Future of Space Solar Power

The Age of Oil is ending where it began in Pennsylvania as G20 leaders agree to phase out fossil fuel subsidies.  Since U.S. subsidises fossil fuels 2.5 times more than renewables. While the effect of phasing out fossil fuel subsides may take a … Continue reading

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Water on the Moon- the article

A Whiff of Water Found on the Moon By Richard A. Kerr Science Yes, the moon is a “wetter” place than the Apollo astronauts ever could have imagined, but don’t break out the beach gear just yet. Although three independent … Continue reading

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NASA INSTRUMENTS REVEAL WATER MOLECULES ON LUNAR SURFACE

Sept. 24, 2009 Dwayne Brown Headquarters, Washington 202-358-1726 dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov DC Agle Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. 818-393-9011 agle@jpl.nasa.gov RELEASE: 09-222 NASA INSTRUMENTS REVEAL WATER MOLECULES ON LUNAR SURFACE WASHINGTON — NASA scientists have discovered water molecules in the polar regions of … Continue reading

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NSS Seattle Chapter makes MSNBC

William Maness, chief executive officer of Everett, Wash.-based PowerSat Corp spoke to the NSS Seattle Chapter on Sunday September 13th. MAKING SPACE POWER PAY Posted: Friday, September 18, 2009 by Alan Boyle on MSNBC Cosmic Log Maness told a small gathering at … Continue reading

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Garver – Tight Budgets Ahead

NASA Officials Warn of Tight Budgets Ahead By Amy Klamper in Space News “Budgets were tight when I was here in the 90s, but they’re even tighter today,” said Garver, who served as associate administrator of NASA policy and plans … Continue reading

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Wanted SE Florida NSS Memebers Interested in Forming New Chapter

Brendan Philip is looking for other National Space Society Members in South East Florida so they can form a NSS Chapter. Space fans who are not members can join the NSS to become chapter founding members. Any SE Florida members … Continue reading

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Griffin – The Issue is Money

Augustine appears before Congress about space review BY WILLIAM HARWOOD in Space Flight Now “The issue is money. That issue renders moot all other debate as to what other destinations we might pursue, whether they’re the moon, near Earth asteroids, … Continue reading

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National Space Society Position on Human Spaceflight Committee Report

The National Space Society has just released a position statement on the Human Spaceflight Committee’s Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee Summary Report. In part, the NSS position is that it: agrees with the Commission that NASA needs … Continue reading

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Human Spaceflight Committee Summary Report Released

The Human Spaceflight Committee, chaired by Norman Augustine, has just released their Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee Summary Report which will be followed by a final report to be issued at a future date. A copy of … Continue reading

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Ad Astra magazine ONLINE (a special, limited, one-time “engagement”)!

The National Space Society is proud of its award-winning magazine, Ad Astra (“to the Stars”).  Ad Astra features the latest news and commentary about space exploration, development, and settlement, with stunning full color photographs. As a way to show its appreciation to … Continue reading

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